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Agricultural News

  • Tobacco sales rake in US$126 million

    Tobacco sales rake in US$126 million National Report April 25, 2017By Staff Reporter The auction daily average prices are higher than daily average prices of US$2,69 per kilogramme for the past three seasons.   TOBACCO growers have sold 47 million kilogrammes of tobacco valued at…

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  • Combine harvesters gap threaten agric output

    Combine harvesters gap threaten agric output April 27, 2017 in sinessZIMBABWE’S anticipated bumper harvest this year is threatened amid indications farmers do not have enough combine harvesters to reap their crops, raising fears of field losses. THANDAZO NYONIhe country is projecting…

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  • Minister lashes out at lazy farmers

    Minister lashes out at lazy farmers April 27, 2017 in wsAGRICULTURE deputy minister (livestock) Paddy Zhanda has lashed out at citizens who do not take pride in producing their own food, but depend on food handouts, saying the practice was “unAfrican, embarrassing and a sign of laziness”.

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  • Better livestock policies pathway out of poverty

    Better livestock policies pathway out of poverty April 27, 2017 Features, Opinion &&Analysisp Stories umbi Mwangi Correspondentajority of rural households in Africa keep different livestock species. But only a small proportion can afford to keep good quality livestock. This is mainly…

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  • Tobacco seed sales register 309pc increase

    Tobacco seed sales register 309pc increase April 27, 2017 Businessp Stories The rise in seed sales indicates an increase in production of tobacco dakwashe Mhundwa Business ReporterACCO production is expected to increase during the 2017 /18 season with seed sales registering an i…

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  • CSC resuscitation bid raises enthusiasm

    CSC resuscitation bid raises enthusiasm April 27, 2017 Features, Opinion &&Analysisp Stories lter Nyamukondiwa Chinhoyi Bureau move by the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) to inject money to resuscitate the Cold Storage Company (CSC) has generated enthusiasm as many people an…

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  • Promote agribusiness to attain SDGs: Global Experts

    Promote agribusiness to attain SDGs: Global Experts April 27, 2017 Opinion &&Analysis Sifelani Tsiko in Victoria Falls“Our slogan should be from a cotton field to a factory that produces a shirt, from animal leather to a shoe factory…from fruit to fruit juices and not to send your fruit…

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  • Command livestock model awaits Cabinet approval

    Command livestock model awaits Cabinet approval April 27, 2017 Business Vice President Mnangagwa at ZITF Pamela Shumba, nior ReporterE Command Livestock model will be tabled before Cabinet in a few weeks time and if approved will then be rolled out across the country, Vice Presi…

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  • GMB ready to pay for 1,3m tonnes of grain

    GMB ready to pay for 1,3m tonnes of grain April 27, 2017 Local Newsp Stories ce President Emmerson Mnangagwa uduzo Tshuma, itical Editor Government has secured funds to pay for up to 1, 3 million tonnes of grain deliveries expected from farmers following the success of the…

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  • Key elements of market-informed agribusiness models

    Key elements of market-informed agribusiness models April 26, 2017 in sinessLike all businesses, agribusinesses should be built around a product/service and a niche market. Ideally, more products and services spawn more business models with some models eventually becoming separate business unit…

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